This popular, fast-paced, interactive program is designed to introduce participants to the theory and practical skills necessary to investigate allegations of employee misconduct in the public sector. Public sector workplace investigations involve procedural and substantive issues not present in other types of investigations.
In this seminar, the presenters discuss the issues unique to public sector investigations, along with general investigative planning, interviewing and reporting techniques. Among other things, you will learn how to:
- Identify public sector issues,
- Give the proper notifications and admonishments,
- Conduct defensible interviews and follow-up interviews without violating state laws,
- Assess credibility,
- Arrive at a legally defensible decision, and
- Issue a report to meet the agency’s needs, including evaluating and incorporating documentation gathered during the investigative process.
Attendees will receive program materials with tips and templates to assist them in their investigations. The seminar runs from 9 am to 4 pm and includes continental breakfast and lunch. Space is limited so register early to secure your attendance.
5.5 Hours – California MCLE approved
5.5 PDCs – SHRM pending approval
5.5 General HR – HRCI pending approval
Sustaining Members: $137.50
Please note that pre-payment is required. Download a PDF registration form to pay by check, or register online above.
Karen Kramer is an employment law attorney specializing in workplace investigations. Since forming Kramer-Wiese in 2000, Ms. Kramer’s practice has focused primarily on conducting personnel investigations involving allegations of discrimination, harassment and retaliation, as well as misconduct and disciplinary matters. She previously litigated employment law matters with Porter Scott and worked as an employment law attorney with LexisNexis. Ms. Kramer’s experience includes testifying during administrative and judicial proceedings regarding completed investigations. Ms. Kramer has conducted hundreds of workplace investigations for public agencies, and is well versed in the Public Safety Officers Procedural Bill of Rights and the Firefighters Procedural Bill of Rights. She has also conducted many complex and high profile investigations involving high level public employees and elected officials. Ms. Kramer is a graduate of the University of California, Irvine (1989) and University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law (1992).
Christina (Tina) Ro-Connolly is a senior associate attorney with the Law Offices of Amy Oppenheimer. Tina has over a decade of labor and employment law experience in the public sector, providing advice and counsel on legal matters for a workforce of approximately 9,000 employees. Such legal matters included employee discipline, employee complaints, discrimination complaints, wage and hour complaints, alleged labor violations, and labor negotiations. Tina also handled numerous mediations and administrative hearings, the latter of which included contractual arbitrations, civil service appeals, and hearings before the Public Employment Relations Board. Tina also has extensive experience advising public safety departments, such as the Office of the Sheriff and the Probation Department. In addition, Tina conducted sexual harassment prevention trainings and workplace investigation trainings. Tina received her Juris Doctor from Loyola Law School, where she served on the Entertainment Law Review and was on the Dean’s List, and received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of California, San Diego.
Cancellation Policy: If you must cancel your seminar registration and do so before Wednesday, June 19, your seminar registration fee will be refunded, minus a $50 USD processing fee. To cancel your registration, email Julia Renner at firstname.lastname@example.org. There will be no refunds for cancellations received after Wednesday, June 19.